Have a craving for chocolate? Don’t reach for the store-bought stuff! Make this chocolate fruit dip to enjoy with berries, apples, pretzels, graham crackers, and more. It’s great for parties!
Everyone who knows me knows just how much I love dipping sauces. The right dip can take average foods to awesome, and I’m sure my fellow dip-lovers would agree!
Sauces like my homemade tzatziki, avocado crema, and mild buffalo sauce are perfect for fries, chicken fingers, quesadillas, chips, and more. These are all obviously great choices for savory foods. So, what to do if you’re in the mood for something sweet?
It comes together with just 3 easy to find pantry ingredients, and the results are so tasty. Whip up a batch to have on hand for snacking, or prepare it for a fruit tray for an upcoming get-together. If you don’t eat it all in one sitting, that is!
How to Make Chocolate Fruit Dip
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Add the cream cheese and marshmallow fluff to a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
STEP TWO: Use your microwave to melt the chocolate chips. It should be good to go after about 1 minute — stir it halfway through.
STEP THREE: Fold the melted chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and beat until it becomes creamy. Transfer the chocolate fruit dip to a serving bowl and garnish with a few extra chocolate chips. Serve with your favorite fruit and enjoy!
Tips for the Best Chocolate Dip for Fruit
- I’m using light cream cheese to make this chocolate dip recipe on the lighter side. You can use full-fat if desired.
- If you don’t have any chocolate chips on hand, you can use candy wafers or chocolate squares instead. As long as it melts, it will work!
- Store the chocolate fruit dip in an airtight container in the fridge, and it will keep for up to 3 days.
- Get creative with your dipping vessels and serve your chocolate dip for fruit with an assortment of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, pretzels, and graham crackers. You could even drizzle a bit over some popcorn!
What Fruits Can Be Dipped in Chocolate?
The world is your oyster! Kidding, but only a little. So many different varieties of fruit taste great dipped in chocolate. Here are some ideas to get you started:
…the possibilities are truly endless with chocolate dip for fruit!
Variations for This Chocolate Dip Recipe
- Use a different variety of chocolate: You could also make this chocolate dip recipe with white, dark, or ruby chocolate.
- Add some nuts for a more interesting texture and flavor: I like the idea of using crushed almonds, pecans, walnuts, or pistachios.
- Opt to make this with Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese: The combination of chocolate with cream cheese makes this dip taste a bit like chocolate cheesecake! You can get a similar flavor from yogurt, but with a thinner consistency.
- Add some more flavor by including a dash of cinnamon or vanilla extract.
Can You Make Chocolate Dip Without Heavy Cream?
You sure can, and this chocolate fruit dip is proof! I’m using a combination of cream cheese and marshmallow fluff to give this dip a more interesting texture and flavor as compared to some other chocolate dip recipe ideas.
Chocolate sauces made with heavy cream are more suitable for glazes since they contain more liquid.
More Chocolate Recipes
- Chocolate Covered Pecans
- Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies
- Edible Brownie Batter
- Chocolate Kiss Cookies
- Condensed Milk Brownies
- Air Fryer Chocolate Cake
What Kind of Chocolate Do You Use For Melting?
Milk chocolate chips work great for chocolate fruit dip, but remember you can also use candy wafers or chopped chocolate squares instead.
Dark chocolate and white chocolate are also good options. Use your preference — or whatever you have in the pantry!
More Dessert Recipes You’ll Love:
- Turtle Cookies
- Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup
- Air Fryer Apple Slices
- Chocolate Chip Cookies With No Butter
- Air Fryer S’Mores
- Air Fryer Lava Cakes
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
- ½ cup chocolate chips, plus 1 teaspoon for top (optional)
- Fruit, such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and apples
- In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together cream cheese and marshmallow fluff until smooth.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips for 30 seconds.
- Stir and continue to melt for 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between until completely melted.
- Add melted chocolate to cream cheese mixture and beat until well blended and creamy, scraping down sides once during the process.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with chocolate chips (optional).
- Serve with fruit.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.